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Blue Star Streak

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For the eighth consecutive year, Malverne High School has been named a Blue Star School by the W!SE organization, the company that runs the financial literacy program. This award is given to schools in which 85 percent or more of the students in the financial literacy program have proven to be financially literate via the financial literacy exam. The Blue Star School banner, which will hang in the school’s main lobby, will be presented to the district during the Money POWER Conference for Financial Literacy in New York City in November.

Davison Avenue’s 4th Quarter High Achievers


National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

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Last October, over 1.6 million high school juniors took the PSAT exam, which serves as an initial screening for program entrants into the National Merit Scholarship competition.  This week, approximately 16,000 of these students  were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.  This nationwide pool of Semifinalists, represents less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors, including the highest-scoring entrants in each state.  Malverne High School’s very own Roshni Shukla is one of those Semifinalists.

School Counselor Mrs. Nicole Beauford describes Roshni as, “A shining example of everything Malverne High School has to offer.  She has taken advantage of our challenging courses and incredible academic and extracurricular opportunities, clubs, and athletic teams.”  She has excelled in all of her Advanced Placement (AP) and College Level classes.  Roshni has been designated as an AP Scholar with Distinction, based on her performance on AP exams.  By the end of this year, she will be eligible to graduate with approximately 30 college credits.  Roshni also participated in the competitive BOCES Doshi STEM program in 9th and 10th grade, and is a member of the Model U.N. Club, and Varsity Girls Tennis Team.  As a flute player, Roshni is an active member of the Award-Winning Marching Band, and has somehow managed to find the time to be a member of the MHS Newspaper and Community Service Clubs.

Although undecided on her major, Roshni is excited about the next step in her academic career.  While still adding schools to her list, she plans to apply to Columbia, NYU, CUNY Macaulay Honors Program, Fordham University, and St. John’s University.  

As a Semifinalist, Roshni has the opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be awarded next spring.  Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.  Finalists will be notified of their standing in the spring of 2018. 

Congratulations Roshni Shukla! Malverne High School is proud to have you as one of our shining stars.

Record AP Scholars

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At its Sept. 12 meeting, the Board of Education and members of administration honored the district’s 2017 Advanced Placement Scholars. With 52 total current and past students earning the distinction, this sets a new record for Malverne High School. Congratulations!

Field Dedication Ceremony - October 14, 2017

Field Dedication Ceremony


Last year, Ebony Hudson grew academically and socially at Howard T. Herber Middle School.

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She worked hard to complete all of her work and pushed herself to meet all the challenges of her curriculum. Ebony is a kind young woman who is always willing to help her classmates.

September Newsletter – Now Available


First Day Faces

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Staff Successes

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An annual tradition, Superintendent’s Conference Day concluded with celebratory remarks and recognition of teachers and staff members who have achieved notable milestones and accomplishments. Just as the district itself had much to celebrate, these individuals were recognized by administration for going above and beyond. Congratulations to the following individuals who were honored this year:

Outstanding Support Staff Member
Deborah Sandorfi – Malverne High School

Outstanding Staff Member
Christine Gilmore - Malverne High School

35 Years of Service Plaque
Linda Buckridge – Maurice W. Downing

30 Years of Service Plaque
Patricia Medley – Davison Avenue
Erica Ebbets – Maurice W. Downing
Robin Carucci – Maurice W. Downing

25 Years of Service Plaque
Michele Korber - Malverne High School
Marguerite Robles - Maurice W. Downing
Claire Gallo - Maurice W. Downing
Margaret Corace - Malverne High School
Michael Bralla - Davison Avenue

Welcome New Teachers

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New teachers were welcomed in an orientation at the high school prior to the start of the 2017-18 school year. During the program, Steven Gilhuley, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, spoke to the teachers about the most effective ways to impact students and led discussions about responsibilities, expectations and elements of instruction. The purpose of the orientation was to acquaint the new teachers with the expectations and core values of the district, as well as introduce them to the technologies and resources available to them and their students.

Prestigious Nomination for Director

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District Director of Special Education Meredyth Martini was nominated for Special Education Administrator of the Year, a prestigious distinction bestowed upon one individual in the state by the New York Council of Administrators of Special Education (NYCASE). Ms. Martini, who was honored in Saratoga Springs, New York at the organization’s Summer Institute, was among a select pool of highly qualified and highly regarded nominees. She was nominated by the district’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Hunderfund. “She is an advocate for every child, ensuring that they receive the education and support that they need and deserve,” Dr. Hunderfund said of Martini. “She has served the children of Malverne with grace and excellence.”

Solar Eclipse

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Davison Avenue Principal Rachel Gross hosted a Solar Eclipse Viewing at the school on Aug. 21. More than 20 students gathered on the school field to learn about the eclipse and watch it with their principal, teachers and peers.

Positive Trend Continues for Schools


STEMming Through Summer

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Rising eighth-graders at HTH participated in a STEM Camp with science teacher Shannon Kelly. Students delved into the intricacies of the scientific method by learning how to develop hypotheses, differentiate between independent and dependent variables, and analyze data in order to support or refute hypotheses. Throughout the week, students experimented on Gummy Bears (What happens when Gummy Bears are placed in water?), Oreo cookies (Do DoubleStuf cookies actually have double the "stuff"?) and paper airplanes (Which airplane design is best for maximum flight distance?). On the last day of camp, students developed and conducted an experiment to determine the efficacy of different sunblocks.

Peter Pan Comes to Camp

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Camp Read-a-Lot’s Camp Challenge is celebrating another year for first- through fifth-graders. The program, which strives to keep students engaged in reading throughout the summer months, is set to a Peter Pan theme this year. Students have been rotating through three stations, including character map development, guided reading, and learning songs from Peter Pan. To culminate the program, students will perform a short Peter Pan-inspired play with songs, which they have been practicing for each week.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017